Kumar Vikram

Social service, popularity cited for giving poll ticket

Popularity, social service and political vendetta by rivals — these are some of the overriding reasons furnished by political parties for selecting candidates having criminal antecedents.

11 hours ago

Closer EC watch on muscle power in election fray

The reasons as to selection must be with reference to the qualifications, achievements and merit of the candidate concerned, not mere winnability at polls.

17 Jan 2022

EC extends rally ban as Covid surge continues

The commission granted relaxation to political parties allowing to conduct indoor meetings with a maximum 300 persons, or 50 per cent of the capacity of the hall.

16 Jan 2022

8-seater vehicles to have 6 airbags, says Gadkari

The move is aimed at enhanced passenger safety. It is likely to result into cost escalation of vehicles.

15 Jan 2022

Furnish asset information or forget rise in pay, Modi government tells babus 

The letter has been addressed to various secretariats and also to the ECI, CVC and others. Moreover, non-submission of details constitutes sufficient reason for disciplinary proceedings.

13 Jan 2022

Omicron effect: Sharp fall in air travel following latest Covid surge

As per the civil aviation ministry, airlines carried 1,89,392 passengers on January 11. This is a sharp decline from the highest of 3.93 lakh passengers that domestic airports recorded in November.

13 Jan 2022

Poll promise freebies find mention in EC report

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said the state will waive off debts of up to Rs ​2 lakh for 1.09 lakh small and marginal farmers.

11 Jan 2022

EC announces seven-phase elections to five states, no rallies and meetings till January 15

CEC Sushil Chandra said elections will be held for 690 assembly seats in all - 403 in Uttar Pradesh, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand, 60 in Manipur and 40 in Goa.

09 Jan 2022

Helicopter, camera and cooker among symbols on EVM in upcoming Assembly polls

On December 30 the Election Commission allotted symbols to 13 such parties and nine of them are contesting polls in Uttar Pradesh.

01 Jan 2022

Railway works form bulk of delayed big infrastructure projects

Amid a big infrastructure push by the Centre, government data showed that the number of delayed projects has gradually gone up during the last five years resulting in cost overruns.

27 Dec 2021

320 babus did not file immovable property return

As per a recently-tabled parliamentary committee report, there are nearly 320 officials who have not filed their immovable property details for the year 2020.

25 Dec 2021

Parliamentary panel questions lateral entry, suggests training of officers

Lateral recruitment, at the levels of joint secretary, director and deputy secretary in the Government of India, is undertaken to appoint persons for specific assignments.

20 Dec 2021

States behind target in sanction, disbursement under PM credit scheme for street vendors

Despite a special drive to improve the scheme in terms of applications, sanctions and disbursements, several states/UTs have less than 50% sanction and disbursement rate.

15 Dec 2021

Panel unhappy with disposal of public grievances

In their eagerness to dispose of public grievances, some government departments and ministries are not taking adequate steps to resolve them properly.

12 Dec 2021

Shortage of GPRA houses irks Parliamentary panel

There has been a persistent shortage despite the fact that actual demand has gone down over the years. Lack of proper planning in executing projects has led to impasse, noted the panel in its report.

11 Dec 2021